B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: B
uplifting and family friendly Queen
(2016), directed by Mira Nair, is based on a true story of Phiona
Mutesi - a Ugandan Girl from an unlikely place (dealing with poverty
and other struggles every day) develops a unique talent for chess
that helps her grow in both a personal and spiritual way. We've seen
a good cycle of such films in recent years, but this one takes us
somewhere we have not been before, to it credit. The film stars
Madina Nalwanga, Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho
Mwine, and Russel Savadier.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1,
the film looks incredible on Blu-ray disc. The film is very well shot
and produced and the money is definitely on the screen as the
transfer is rich in texture and detail. The sound mix on the disc is
in DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 that is also up to standards
with the format and helps bring out Alex Heffes' buoyant orchestral
score that utilizes traditional Ugandan instruments.
Of Katwe: Their Story
- Discover the stories behind the people who came together to bring
the film to life, and how they reflect the vibrant community, culture
and spirit it celebrates.
Fork, A Spoon & A Knight
- Director Mira Nair's short film about Robert Katende, a boy who
grows up to transform a Ugandan city into a globally renowned chess
The Studio With Alicia Keys
- Go behind-the-scenes with Alicia Keys for an inspiring look at the
Lyric Video - Sing along with on-screen lyrics.
Cardamom & HAB "#1
Music Video - The Ugandan hip-hop duo bring the flavor in a music
video directed by Mira Nair.
Commentary - with Director Mira Nair.
Scenes With Introductions by Director Mira Nair.
digital UV copy is also included.